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Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D) is running for #MESen to try to topple "moderate" Susan Collins (R) from office.- Da...
06/24/2019
Sara Gideon, Maine's House speaker, announces Democratic challenge to Susan Collins

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D) is running for #MESen to try to topple "moderate" Susan Collins (R) from office.
- Daily Kos

Democrat Sara Gideon, speaker of Maine's House of Representatives, is running against Republican Sen. Susan Collins, one of the most vulnerable members of Mitch McConnell's conference this cycle. "Susan Collins has been in the Senate for 22 years,"...

Talking Points Memo exclusive: The Trump Administration has declared that it will withdraw from the Universal Postal Uni...
06/21/2019
Will A Trump Trade Move Create An Election Mess For Overseas U.S. Voters?

Talking Points Memo exclusive: The Trump Administration has declared that it will withdraw from the Universal Postal Union. If this move goes through, there will be a major harmful impact on voters residing overseas wishing to cast their votes.

The Trump administration has supported plenty of moves to make it harder to vote. But an under-the-radar action President Trump took...

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have a lot in common (esp. on economic inequality), but also a lot that differentiat...
06/19/2019
Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the same? The debate, explained.

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have a lot in common (esp. on economic inequality), but also a lot that differentiates them (esp. on foreign policy and approaches to implementing policy visions).
- Vox

Sanders and Warren: two candidates with similar policies and fundamentally different politics.

#DemDebate podium lineups: Night 1: de Blasio, Ryan, Castro, Booker, Warren, O'Rourke, Klobuchar, Gabbard, Inslee, Delan...
06/18/2019
The stage is set for the first Democratic debate. Here's a primer on Night 1 and 2.

#DemDebate podium lineups:
Night 1: de Blasio, Ryan, Castro, Booker, Warren, O'Rourke, Klobuchar, Gabbard, Inslee, Delaney

Night 2: Williamson, Hickenlooper, Yang, Buttigieg, Biden, Sanders, Harris, Gillibrand, Bennet, Swalwell
- NBC News

NBC announced the positions of the Democratic presidential candidates for the two-night debate on June 26 and 27.

The lineup as to when the 20 Democrats eligible for the 1st debate will participate in: Night 1 (06.26.2019): Booker, Ca...
06/14/2019
Here’s Who Will Be Debating Each Night Of The First 2020 Democratic Debate

The lineup as to when the 20 Democrats eligible for the 1st debate will participate in:
Night 1 (06.26.2019): Booker, Castro, de Blasio, Delaney, Gabbard, Inslee, Klobuchar, O'Rourke, Ryan, Warren
Night 2 (06.27.2019): Bennet, Biden, Buttigieg, Gillibrand, Harris, Hickenlooper, Sanders, Swalwell, Williamson, Yang
#DemDebate #2020Dems
- BuzzFeed News

The debates will be on NBC on June 26 and 27.

The 20 candidates who qualify for the first Democratic debate of the 2020 Presidential Election that is to be held on 06...
06/13/2019
DNC names 20 candidates who will appear on stage for first Democratic debate

The 20 candidates who qualify for the first Democratic debate of the 2020 Presidential Election that is to be held on 06.26.2019 and 06.27.2019 are as follows:
Qualified via both grassroots funding and polling: Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Gabbard, Gillibrand, Harris, Inslee, Klobuchar, O'Rourke, Sanders, Warren, Williamson, Yang
qualified via polling only: Bennet, de Blasio, Delaney, Hickenlooper, Ryan, Swalwell
Missed the cut: Bullock, Gravel, Messam, Moulton
#2020Dems #DemDebate
- NBC News

The Democratic National Committee set two ways for the candidates to qualify — fundraising and polling.

NBC News has announced the 5 moderators for the 1st debate's two nights on 06.26 and 06.27:- Chuck Todd- Rachel Maddow- ...
06/11/2019
NBC announces five moderators for first Democratic debate

NBC News has announced the 5 moderators for the 1st debate's two nights on 06.26 and 06.27:
- Chuck Todd
- Rachel Maddow
- Lester Holt
- José Díaz-Balart
- Savannah Guthrie

H1: Holt, Guthrie, Díaz-Balart
H2: Holt, Maddow, Todd

The presidential primary face-off, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo, will take place in Miami on June 26-27.

CNN/DMR/Mediacom poll for #IACaucus (06.02-06.05.2019): Biden leads at 24% but weakening from past polling; Warren and B...
06/09/2019
Poll: Biden is ahead in Iowa, but Warren and Buttigieg are coming up strong

CNN/DMR/Mediacom poll for #IACaucus (06.02-06.05.2019): Biden leads at 24% but weakening from past polling; Warren and Buttigieg rise to 15% and 14% respectively; Sanders slips from 25% to 16%.
- Vox

A new Des Moines Register/CNN poll finds Biden’s lead eroding as challengers like Warren and Buttigieg gain ground.

2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke suggests a Constitutional amendment for term limits for the offices...
06/05/2019
Beto O’Rourke Wants Term Limits For Congress And The Supreme Court

2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke suggests a Constitutional amendment for term limits for the offices of House Rep., Senator, and SCOTUS justices. His plan also mentions making Election Day a national holiday, lifetime ban on lobbying for federally elected officials, PAC contribution limits, and restoring voting rights to felons.
- BuzzFeed News

The presidential candidate released a broad voting rights and government reform plan on Wednesday, which would also include making Election Day a national holiday.

Richard Lugar (R), a former US Senator who represented Indiana, has passed away at 87.#INSen - Talking Points Memo
04/28/2019
Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar Dead At 87

Richard Lugar (R), a former US Senator who represented Indiana, has passed away at 87.
#INSen
- Talking Points Memo

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the...

Former Obama VP and 2-time Presidential candidate Joe Biden is officially in the 2020 Democratic Presidential race. #202...
04/25/2019
Joe Biden Is Running For President

Former Obama VP and 2-time Presidential candidate Joe Biden is officially in the 2020 Democratic Presidential race. #2020Dems
- BuzzFeed News

Joe Biden starts his 2020 campaign as a polling leader, but will face immediate tests to see how he fits in with the current Democratic Party.

BREAKING: Former VP Joe Biden (D) is set to announce his 2020 bid for the Presidency on Thursday. #2020Dems - CNN
04/23/2019
Joe Biden to announce his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday

BREAKING: Former VP Joe Biden (D) is set to announce his 2020 bid for the Presidency on Thursday. #2020Dems
- CNN

Joe Biden will announce his presidential bid on Thursday with an online video, sources familiar with the plans confirm to CNN, finally answering one of the lingering questions hanging over the 2020 Democratic race.

BREAKING: The redacted version of the #MuellerReport is now out.- HuffPost Politics DOJ: https://www.justice.gov/storage...
04/18/2019
The Mueller Report Has Been Released

BREAKING: The redacted version of the #MuellerReport is now out.
- HuffPost Politics

DOJ:https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of Robert Mueller's special counsel report to Congress and the public.

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will NOT run in the 2020 Democratic Primary; hasn't ruled out a return to the Gover...
04/18/2019
Terry McAuliffe Will Not Run For President In 2020

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will NOT run in the 2020 Democratic Primary; hasn't ruled out a return to the Governorship for the Commonwealth of Virginia. #VAGov #2020Dems
- BuzzFeed News

“Where can you help people the most and change people’s lives," McAuliffe said Wednesday night. "As you know, it happens at the state level."

South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg has officially announced the beginning of his 2020 Presidential run. #2020Dems - CNN
04/14/2019
Pete Buttigieg officially announces presidential campaign

South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg has officially announced the beginning of his 2020 Presidential run. #2020Dems
- CNN

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially launched his presidential campaign on Sunday, formally vaulting the Midwestern Democrat who was largely unknown over a month ago into the large -- and growing -- field of Democrats vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

Eric Swalwell is the latest House Democrat to run for President. #2020Dems - BuzzFeed News
04/09/2019
Another House Democrat Is Running For President

Eric Swalwell is the latest House Democrat to run for President. #2020Dems
- BuzzFeed News

"It's official," Eric Swalwell said on The Late Show. "Boy did it feel good to say that."

Congressman and pro-Trump toady Matt Gaetz (R) might be switching states to run for Senate in 2020, as he could be movin...
04/04/2019
Report: Gaetz Might Move To Alabama To Run For Doug Jones' Senate Seat In 2020

Congressman and pro-Trump toady Matt Gaetz (R) might be switching states to run for Senate in 2020, as he could be moving to Alabama to challenge Doug Jones (D) in the #ALSen race.
- Talking Points Memo

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a Fox News favorite and a bulldog for President Trump on the Hill, is reportedly mulling...

Eric Swalwell is the latest Democrat to join the 2020 Presidential race, and will focus primarily on gun violence. #2020...
04/04/2019
Eric Swalwell Is Running for President on Gun Safety

Eric Swalwell is the latest Democrat to join the 2020 Presidential race, and will focus primarily on gun violence. #2020Dems
- The Atlantic

The California congressman is partnering with a Parkland student and says he isn’t afraid of the NRA.

Yet another Democrat has decided to enter the 2020 race for the Presidency. The latest entrant into this race is Ohio Co...
04/04/2019
Tim Ryan Is Expected To Announce A Presidential Campaign This Week

Yet another Democrat has decided to enter the 2020 race for the Presidency. The latest entrant into this race is Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan. #2020Dems
- BuzzFeed News

The Ohio Democrat has been telling local labor leaders about his plans, sources told BuzzFeed News.

It's official: Beto O'Rourke is in the  2020 field to run for the Democratic nomination. #2020Dems- Texas Tribune
03/14/2019
Beto O'Rourke running for president

It's official: Beto O'Rourke is in the 2020 field to run for the Democratic nomination. #2020Dems
- Texas Tribune

The former Democratic congressman from El Paso is jumping into the crowded race to take on President Donald Trump after his closer-than-expected loss to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in November.

The Hill has an exclusive scoop that former VP Joe Biden is likely considering a run for President in 2020, per an unnam...
03/12/2019
Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

The Hill has an exclusive scoop that former VP Joe Biden is likely considering a run for President in 2020, per an unnamed Democratic lawmaker. #2020Dems

Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination ag

Milwaukee has been selected to host the 2020 DNC Convention. Their convention will be held on 07.13.2020-07.16.2020. #MK...
03/11/2019
DNC picks Milwaukee to host 2020 convention

Milwaukee has been selected to host the 2020 DNC Convention. Their convention will be held on 07.13.2020-07.16.2020. #MKEDNC2020 #DNC2020 #2020DNC
- POLITICO

Milwaukee beat out Miami, which had mounted an unsuccessful final lobbying blitz to be the host city.

Sen. Rand Paul (R) is the 4th Republican Senator to vote to block Trump's "national emergency" declaration for border wa...
03/04/2019
Rand Paul gives Senate Democrats the last vote they need to block Trump’s national emergency

Sen. Rand Paul (R) is the 4th Republican Senator to vote to block Trump's "national emergency" declaration for border wall funding, joining Democratic Senators and fellow GOP Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Thom Tillis.

As a result, the motion is expect to pass, and Trump is likely to veto. The veto override battle will be an interesting one.
- ThinkProgress

"I cannot support the use of emergency powers to get more funding."

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